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Saturday, March 12, 2022 6:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

From sleepless and stranded in Boston to sheer delight in Alta, our trip had a rather inauspicious start when our 6 AM flight to Dallas was delayed due to mechanical issues and then cancelled altogether.  As a group of 21 passengers, the airline could not get all of us booked through to Salt Lake City on Saturday.  But, thanks to a persevering airline agent, we were put up overnight at a Logan hotel so the group could take a 5AM flight to Dallas and SLC on Sunday.  We were a day late and a ski day short in joining the other 15 members already in Alta!

The odyssey continued with a scary ride up the steep Canyon Road in a snowstorm, only to find upon our arrival at the Peruvian Lodge that they had had a flood in the kitchen and couldn't provide us with a full dinner.  They served sandwich fare and various salads for a makeshift dinner so we did not go to bed hungry.  Happily, Monday morning our luck changed and brought 14" of new snow, sunshine, bluebird skies and fabulous ski conditions.  Similar outstanding weather and new snowfall continued for the rest of the week and we were in skier's heaven.  We heard locals declare this was the best week of snow and ski conditions they'd had all season which was music to our ears and made us ecstatic that it happened during our week there.

We were delighted to be back at the Peruvian with its cozy atmosphere, inviting fireplace gathering areas, and relaxing outdoor hot tub and heated pool to soothe our muscles after a hard day on the slopes at Alta or adjacent Snowbird.  We are so grateful to have had such an awesome week of skiing, excellent snow conditions, a fun, congenial group and no members injured.  We're looking forward to an equally snowy and successful trip next year.

Nancy B

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